[3]   Of the co-signers with Lincoln, not previously identified, Jesse B. Thomas, Jr., was circuit judge; Joel Wright was a recently elected commissioner of public works; Charles R. Matheny was clerk of county commissioners' court; Joshua F. Speed was a merchant and partner in James Bell & Co.; William Butler was clerk of the circuit court; Garrett Elkin was sheriff; Gershom Jayne was a Springfield physician; Thomas C. Browne was Illinois Supreme Court judge.


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